Saturday, 19 September 2015

How much cake?

We have been learning all about fractions and what a fraction is. We decided that a fraction is fair. It needs to be the same shape, same size or the same number. 
We have also been doing loads of thinking and problem solving in our maths. We think problem solving is hard but we are very proud of our learning!

WALT: find the fractions of sets and shapes.
Success Criteria
  • I can use what I know to solve problems
  • I can use a picture to show my thinking
  • I can use materials to show my thinking
  • My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)

How I am going

I can use what I know to solve problems
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I can use a picture to show my thinking
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I can use materials to show my thinking
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My shares are fair (the same shape, same size or the same number)
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Reflection

My favourite part was: using materials to learn about fractions .

It was really hard when: we had to make it fair

Something that really helped me was: using the jelly beans because they help you see if it's fair shares

Something new I learned was: what fair shares is and what a quarter is.

Kerri Thinks
You have been doing lots of thinking about 'half or not half'. You understand that a half needs to be fair. Kyree, when you use materials to help show your thinking you can solve problems that involve quarters. Your next step is to use materials to help you solve the maintain it. You need to make sure you have at go at these questions each week. 

Reading

WALT: summarise by retelling my story in order.

Success Criteria:
  • I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
  • I can record the main ideas, in order
  • I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
  • I am starting to think about what might happen next

Photo of kid reading

How I am going

I can find the beginning middle and end of the story
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I can record the main ideas, in order
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I use my summary to help me better understand what I read and to share my ideas.
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I am starting to think about what might happen next
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Reflection
Summarising by retelling my story in order helps me because: it means that I have to understand what I read so I can talk about it.

It was really hard when: I have to work out new and tricky words.

Something that really helped me was: thinking about what might happen next.

Something new I learned was: how to work out hard words

Kerri thinks
Before we start reading you share your ideas about what you think the book is going to be about. After reading you are able to retell the main ideas of the story in order. This shows that you understand what you read. Remember Kyree, you need to read all the words (and not skip out the tricky ones. You can try the different strategies  for working out new and tricky words.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Rangatiratanga

We are learning about Rangatiratanga (Leadership and initiative).

This is what we think Rangatiratanga is...
  • Helping new kids –showing them what to do and where things are
  • Doing something without being asked
  • Helping
  • Solving problems for ourselves… thinking
  • Leading by example… showing by doing
  • It is not being a bossy boots
Rangatiratanga (Leadership and Initiative) - it is all about thinking and making some choices for ourselves. 

We need to think for ourselves!!


I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the classroom.
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I show rangatiratanga - (leadership and initiative) in the playground.
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My Reflection
I show rangatiratanga in the playground by: sharing and playing together nicely. Letting people join in your game. I am doing the right thing.

I show rangatiratanga in the classroom when: I follow my i-time card and don't change until it's time.

It was really hard when: When i don't what to do what i am supposed  to do.

Kerri Thinks
You are working hard to show rangatiratanga in the classroom. You use your I time card so you know what activities you should be doing. Remember that to be a leader you need to be doing the right thing and also trying your very best. Trying your very best is your next learning step.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Writing to describe

In High5 we have been practising writing to describe. That means we are trying to get the reader to see what we see, we are using our words to create a picture. We have been adding details to our writing to help make the picture clearer.

Task:
Our job is to do this planning and write our own story about a person in our family that is special to us.

Success Criteria:
  • I planned my writing 
  • I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
  • I did some fixing by myself


My writing


How I am going

I planned my writing
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I added details (what I can seehow my person moveswhat I might hear from my person)
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I did some fixing by myself
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Reflection

My favourite part was: getting to choose the person in the family that I wanted to write about.

It was really hard when: I was trying to spell a word right.

Something that really helped me was: my plan because I got to write some ideas down so I wouldn't forget what I was writing about.

Something new I learned was: a plan really helps me.

Kerri Thinks
Wow Kyree, you have been working so hard on your writing this term. Your stories have more than 2 sentences and you are using the plan we create together to make sure you add details. Remember to reread your writing and add fullstops at the end of an idea. This will make your writing much easier for the reader to read and understand.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wearable Arts

We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…
1. In teams create and build the tallest tower
Our tower was very tall, but then it fell over...







We worked together; sharing ideas and helping each other. We have learned that it is really important to design and plan our creations before we start. This means we all know what we are trying to make.
2. Build a shelter for Leo our class bear

We learned that it can be very tricky to work in groups and we all have to take turns.
3. Work together to create a costume for 1 member of our team to model. 
     
Here we are in our costumes!
We remembered that it is important to design our work before we start. We also learned that we have to be careful with our materials, newspaper and tinfoil rip quiet easily.

We are going to use what we have learned to create our wearable arts garment.

Success Criteria:

  • Research and find my inspiration
  • Design and plan my garment (How I see things)
  • Follow my plan to create my garment
  • Create a garment that is going to last
  • Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
My Journey



How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
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Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
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Follow my plan to create my garment
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Create a garment that lasts
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Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
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Reflection

My favourite part was:

It was really hard when:

Something that really helped me was:

Something new I learned was:

Kerri Thinks
You had a bit of a think and decided to create a bat as your wearable art. You couls share some of you ideas and together we started a plan. However you did not complete your plan or use it in the creation of your garment. Design is an important part of the technology process and your next learning step is to think really hard about what you want to create and how you are going to go about it.